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ESSA Update: Minnesota submits revised state plan to U.S. Department of Education

Source: Minnesota Department of Education After receiving feedback from the U.S. Department of Education in December, the Minnesota Department of Education submitted an updated version of the Minnesota Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan today. The feedback letter from … Continue reading

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Minnesota receives positive feedback from the U.S. Department of Education on ESSA plan

Source: Minnesota Department of Education This week, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) received initial feedback from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) regarding Minnesota’s plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The feedback was overall very positive. … Continue reading

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MDE shares public comments regarding state’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan

Source: Minnesota Department of Education The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) closed the public comment period on August 31 for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A brief overview of themes from the comment period is available at MDE’s website … Continue reading

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MDE releases preliminary decisions for state Every Student Succeeds Act plan

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has worked with a diverse group of stakeholders to shape Minnesota’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in September 2017. Visit http://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/PDFs/Minnesota-ESSA-StatePlanPreliminaryDecisions-April2017.pdf to view an … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education releases final regulations for implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released the final regulations for states’ implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). See http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essaaccountstplans1129.pdf for the final regulations. The final regulations reflect some of the feedback they received from states, school districts … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education releases final regulations for Accountability and State Plans

Source: National School Boards Association Six months after proposing draft regulations for Accountability and State Plans and four months after the public comment period closed, the U.S. Department of Education posted the final rule on its website Monday morning. The … Continue reading

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MDE releases “Transition to ESSA” document

Source: Minnesota Department of Education On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and changed many portions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The U.S. … Continue reading

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Vermont state board chair blasts U.S. Education Department’s ESSA draft accountability rule

Source: Politico The U.S. Education Department has received about 20,000 public comments on its draft accountability rule under the Every Student Succeeds Act, including a strongly worded letter from Vermont’s State Board Chair Stephan Morse. Morse blasted the requirement that … Continue reading

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U.S. Education Department announces next step in president’s Testing Action Plan

Source: U.S. Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education today announced the next step in President Obama’s Testing Action Plan — a grant competition to help states get the resources they need to innovate and improve the quality of assessments, … Continue reading

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MSBA expresses concerns to U.S. Department of Education over proposed ESSA accountability regulations

On July 29, MSBA filed public comment via a letter in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” implementing provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) related to accountability and state plans. MSBA’s primary concern … Continue reading

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